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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Octoechos - Mode pl. 2.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚϚʹ ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ

Menaion - July 26

Μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Ὁσιομάρτυρος Παρασκευῆς

Memory of St. Paraskeve

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Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Θεὸς Κύριος καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν. Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

God is the Lord, and He revealed Himself to us. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. [SAAS]

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ἐπικαλεῖσθε τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ.

Verse 1: Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His holy name.

ἤ· Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

or: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

Στίχ. βʹ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

Verse 2: All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I defended myself against them.

Στίχ. γʹ. Παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν.

Verse 3: And this came about from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου, καὶ οἱ φυλάσσοντες ἀπενεκρώθησαν, καὶ ἵστατο Μαρία ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ζητοῦσα τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα. Ἐσκύλευσας τὸν ᾍδην, μὴ πειρασθεὶς ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ὑπήντησας τῇ Παρθένῳ, δωρούμενος τὴν ζωήν, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

When the angelic powers appeared at Your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulcher was Mary who was seeking Your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to You. [SD]

Δόξα. Τῆς Ἁγίας.

Glory. For the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τὴν σπουδήν σου τῇ κλήσει κατάλληλον, ἐργασαμένη φερώνυμε, τὴν ὁμώνυμόν σου πίστιν, εἰς κατοικίαν κεκλήρωσαι, Παρασκευὴ ἀθληφόρε· ὅθεν προχέεις ἰάματα, καὶ πρεσβεύεις ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Your diligence corresponded to your name, Paraskeve, which denotes preparedness. Through faith you inherited the promised dwelling that was prepared for you, O prize-winning Martyr. Therefore you pour out cures and healings, and you intercede on behalf of our souls. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ Γαβριὴλ φθεγξαμένου σοι Παρθένε τὸ Χαῖρε, σὺν τῇ φωνῇ ἐσαρκοῦτο ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, ἐν σοὶ τῇ ἁγίᾳ κιβωτῷ, ὡς ἔφη ὁ δίκαιος Δαυΐδ. Ἐδείχθης πλατυτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν, βαστάσασα τὸν Κτίστην σου. Δόξα τῷ ἐνοικήσαντι ἐν σοί· δόξα τῷ προελθόντι ἐκ σοῦ· δόξα τῷ ἐλευθερώσαντι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τοῦ τόκου σου.

When Gabriel had uttered rejoice to you, O Virgin, * then with the voice was the Lord of all becoming incarnate * in you whom the holy Ark of old * prefigured, as righteous David said. * You carried your Creator and proved to be more spacious than the heavens. * Glory to Him who dwelt inside of you; * glory to Him who came forth from You; * glory be to Him who through your childbirth has set us free. [SD]

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

Ὅτι σὸν τὸ κράτος καὶ σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Τοῦ τάφου ἀνεῳγμένου, τοῦ ᾍδου ὀδυρομένου, ἡ Μαρία ἐβόα πρὸς τοὺς κεκρυμμένους Ἀποστόλους· Ἐξέλθετε οἱ τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος ἐργάται, κηρύξατε τὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως λόγον. Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The sepulcher had been opened, and Hades was lamenting, and Mary cried out to the Apostles in hiding, "Come out, O laborers of the vineyard, and preach the message of the resurrection. The Lord has arisen and granted the world His great mercy." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κύριε, παρίστατο τῷ τάφῳ σου Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή, καὶ ἔκλαιε βοῶσα· καὶ κηπουρόν σε νομίζουσα ἔλεγε· Ποῦ ἔκρυψας τὴν αἰώνιον Ζωήν; ποῦ ἔθηκας τὸν ἐπὶ θρόνου Χερουβίμ; οἱ γὰρ τοῦτον φυλάσσοντες, ἀπὸ τοῦ φόβου ἀπενεκρώθησαν, ἢ τὸν Κύριόν μου δότε μοι, ἢ σὺν ἐμοὶ κραυγάσατε· ὁ ἐν νεκροῖς καὶ τοὺς νεκροὺς ἀναστήσας δόξα σοι.

Standing by Your sepulcher was Mary Magdalene, O Lord, and she was weeping loudly, and mistaking You for the gardener said to You, "Where have you hidden everlasting life? Where have you laid Him who sits on a throne of Cherubim? Out of fear, those who guarded Him became like dead men. Either give my Lord to me or cry aloud along with me. You were among the dead and raised the dead. Glory to You." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ τὴν εὐλογημένην καλέσας σου Μητέρα ἦλθες ἐπὶ τὸ πάθος ἑκουσίᾳ βουλῇ, λάμψας ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ, ἀναζητῆσαι θέλων τὸν Ἀδάμ, λέγων τοῖς Ἀγγέλοις· Συγχάρητέ μοι, ὅτι εὑρέθη ἡ ἀπολομένη δραχμή, ὁ πάντα σοφῶς οἰκονομήσας, δόξα σοι.

O Lord, who called the blessed Maid Your Mother, You came to the Passion of Your own will and intent. Adam You wished to seek; You therefore shone upon the Cross, saying to the Angels, "Rejoice with me together, for I have found the coin that was lost." O Lord, You have disposed all things wisely. Glory to You. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἡ Ζωή, ἐν τῷ τάφῳ ἀνέκειτο, καὶ σφραγὶς ἐν τῷ λίθῳ ἐπέκειτο, ὡς Βασιλέα ὑπνοῦντα, στρατιῶται ἐφύλαττον Χριστόν, καὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ ἀορασίᾳ πατάξας, ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος.

Life was laid in a tomb, and a seal was laid on the stone. Soldiers were guarding Christ like a king in his sleep. And stunning His enemies, the Lord arose. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προϊστορεῖ ὁ Ἰωνᾶς τὸν τάφον σου, καὶ ἑρμηνεύει Συμεὼν τὴν Ἔγερσιν τὴν ἔνθεον, ἀθάνατε Κύριε· κατέβης γὰρ ὡσεὶ νεκρὸς ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ὁ λύσας ᾍδου τὰς πύλας, ἀνέστης δὲ ἄνευ φθορᾶς ὡς Δεσπότης, τοῦ κόσμου εἰς σωτηρίαν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, φωτίσας τοὺς ἐν σκότει.

Jonah foretokens Your sepulcher, and Symeon elucidates Your divine resurrection, immortal Lord. You went down into the tomb as a dead man, destroying the gates of Hades. And You rose without corruption, as Master, for the salvation of the world, O Christ our God, giving light to those in darkness. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, ἱκέτευε τὸν Υἱόν σου, τὸν ἑκουσίως προσπαγέντα ἐν σταυρῷ, καὶ ἀναστάντα ἐκ νεκρῶν, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

O Virgin Theotokos, beseech Your Son, Christ our God, who voluntarily was nailed to the Cross and resurrected from the dead, entreating Him to save our souls. [SD]

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὁ δῆμος, κατεπλάγη ὁρῶν σε, ἐν νεκροῖς λογισθέντα, τοῦ θανάτου δὲ Σωτήρ, τὴν ἰσχὺν καθελόντα, καὶ σὺν ἑαυτῷ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἐγείραντα, καὶ ἐξ ᾍδου πάντας ἐλευθερώσαντα.

When the hosts of the Angels saw how You were accounted among the dead, they all marveled. You, O Savior, are the One who destroyed the might of death; and when You arose You raised Adam with yourself and from Hades liberated everyone. [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Τί τὰ μύρα, συμπαθῶς τοῖς δάκρυσιν, ὦ Μαθήτριαι κιρνᾶτε; ὁ ἀστράπτων ἐν τῷ τάφῳ Ἄγγελος, προσεφθέγγετο ταῖς Μυροφόροις· Ἴδετε ὑμεῖς τὸν τάφον καὶ ᾔσθητε· ὁ Σωτὴρ γὰρ ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

"Why do you mingle the ointments with your tears full of pity, O women disciples?" Thus the Angel who was shining in the tomb cried to the myrrh-bearing women. "See for yourselves the empty tomb and understand, that the Savior has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Λίαν πρωΐ, Μυροφόροι ἔδραμον, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου θρηνολογοῦσαι· ἀλλ' ἐπέστη, πρὸς αὐτὰς ὁ Ἄγγελος, καὶ εἶπε· θρήνου ὁ καιρὸς πέπαυται, μὴ κλαίετε, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν δέ, Ἀποστόλοις εἴπατε.

Very early in the morning, the myrrh-bearing women were hastening to Your tomb lamenting. But the Angel appeared to them and uttered, "The time for lamentation has ended; weep no more. Go announce the Resurrection to the Apostles." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, μετὰ μύρων ἐλθοῦσαι, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου, Σῶτερ ἐνηχοῦντο. Ἀγγέλου τρανῶς, πρὸς αὐτὰς φθεγγομένου· Τί μετὰ νεκρῶν, τὸν ζώντα λογίζεσθε; ὡς Θεὸς γάρ, ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

When the myrrh-bearing women had come with their spices to Your sepulcher, O Savior, they heard the voice of an Angel clearly speaking to them, "Why do you account among the dead the One who lives? For as God, He has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προσκυνοῦμεν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν τούτου Υἱόν τε, καὶ τὸ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὴν Ἁγίαν Τριάδα, ἐν μιᾷ τῇ οὐσίᾳ, σὺν τοῖς Σεραφείμ, κράζοντες τό· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε.

We bow down in worship to the Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, one in essence; and we cry aloud with the Seraphim: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωοδότην τεκοῦσα, ἐλυτρώσω Παρθένε, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἁμαρτίας, χαρμονὴν δὲ τῇ Εὔᾳ, ἀντὶ λύπης παρέσχες, ῥεύσαντα ζωῆς, ἴθυνε πρὸς ταύτην δέ, ὁ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθείς Θεὸς καὶ ἄνθρωπος.

Giving birth to the Giver of life, O Virgin, you delivered Adam from sin, and to Eve you have rendered joy in place of sorrow. He who from you became incarnate, God and man, has directed to life him who fell from it. [SD]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι, ὁ Θεός. (ἐκ γʹ)

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to You, O God. (3)

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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Ὅτι ηὐλόγηταί σου τὸ ὄνομα, καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ βασιλεία, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For blessed is your name, and glorified is your kingdom, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode pl. 2.

Τῷ ἑκουσίῳ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου θανάτῳ Χριστέ, πύλας τοῦ ᾍδου συντρίψας ὡς Θεός, ἤνοιξας ἡμῖν τὸν πάλαι Παράδεισον, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, ἐῤῥύσω ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν.

By your voluntary, life-giving death, O Christ, You smashed the gates of Hades as God, and opened to us the ancient Garden of Paradise. And rising from the dead, You delivered our life from corruption. [SD]

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Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode pl. 2.

Ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου αἴρω, πρὸς σὲ Λόγε, οἴκτειρόν με, ἵνα ζῶ σοι.

I direct my eyes to You in heaven, O Logos. Show me mercy, so that I may live in You. [SD]

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἐξουθενουμένους, καταρτίζων εὔχρηστα, σκεύη σου Λόγε.

Have mercy on us who sustain derision; and make us Your useful vessels, O Logos. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πανσωστικὴ αἰτία, εἴ τινι τούτων κατ' ἀξίαν πνεύσει, τάχει ἐξαίρει τῶν τῆς γῆς, πτεροῖ, αὔξει, τάττει ἄνω.

In the Holy Spirit is the cause of universal salvation. When He blows on someone as befits His nature, He quickly uplifts him from the mundane, gives him wings, augments him, ranges him on high. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Εἰ μὴ ὅτι Κύριος ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν, οὐδεὶς ἡμῶν ἀντισχεῖν ἠδύνατο, ἐχθροῦ πάλαισμα· οἱ νικῶντες γὰρ ἔνθεν ὑψοῦνται.

If the Lord were not among us, none of us could have withstood a single battle with the foe. They who are victorious are herefrom exalted. [SD]

Τοῖς ὁδοῦσιν αὐτῶν, μή μου ληφθήτω ἡ ψυχή, ὡς στρουθίον Λόγε, οἴμοι! πῶς μέλλω τῶν ἐχθρῶν ῥυσθῆναι, φιλαμαρτήμων ὑπάρχων.

Let not my soul be caught like a sparrow in their teeth, O Logos. Woe is me! How shall I be delivered from the enemy, enamored with sin as I am? [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἐνθέωσις τοῖς πᾶσιν, εὐδοκία, σύνεσις, εἰρήνη καὶ ἡ εὐλογία· ἰσουργὸν γὰρ τῷ Πατρί ἐστι καὶ Λόγῳ.

In the Holy Spirit is theosis, good pleasure, understanding, peace and blessing for all men. He has the same energies as the Father and the Logos. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Οἱ πεποιθότες ἐπὶ Κύριον ἐχθροῖς φοβεροί, καὶ πᾶσι θαυμαστικοί· ἄνω γὰρ ὁρῶσιν.

They whose confidence is in the Lord are fearsome to foes and marveled by all, for they look up to heaven. [SD]

Ἐν ἀνομίαις χεῖρας αὐτῶν, ὁ τῶν δικαίων κλῆρος, ἐπίκουρόν σε ἔχων, Σῶτερ οὐκ ἐκτείνει.

Having You as helper, the portion of the righteous does not stretch forth its hands in unlawful acts, O Savior. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τὸ κράτος ἐπὶ πάντων, ὅπερ αἱ ἄνω στρατηγίαι προσκυνοῦσι, σὺν πάσῃ πνοῇ τῶν κάτω.

In the Holy Spirit is universal dominion, which the armies above worship, as does everything that has breath below. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Κύριε, ἐξέγειρον τὴν δυναστείαν σου, καὶ ἐλθὲ εἰς τὸ σῶσαι ἡμᾶς. (δίς)

O Lord, raise up Your power, and come for our salvation. (2)

Στίχ. Ὁ ποιμαίνων τὸν Ἰσραήλ, πρόσχες.

Verse: Give heed, O You who shepherd Israel.

Κύριε, ἐξέγειρον τὴν δυναστείαν σου, καὶ ἐλθὲ εἰς τὸ σῶσαι ἡμᾶς.

O Lord, raise up Your power, and come for our salvation. [SAAS]

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DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For you are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

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CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Ζʹ

Eothinon 7

Ἰωάννην Κʹ 1-10

John. 20:1-10

Τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης, εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον· καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. Τρέχει οὖν, καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον, καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητήν, ὃν ἐφίλει ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· ᾞραν τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ Πέτρος καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητής, καὶ ἤρχοντο εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον. Ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ· καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς προέδραμε τάχιον τοῦ Πέτρου, καὶ ἦλθε πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας, βλέπει κείμενα τὰ ὀθόνια· οὐ μέντοι εἰσῆλθεν. Ἔρχεται οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος ἀκολουθῶν αὐτῷ, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ θεωρεῖ τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα· καὶ τὸ σουδάριον, ὃ ἦν ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, οὐ μετὰ τῶν ὀθονίων κείμενον, ἀλλὰ χωρὶς ἐντετυλιγμένον εἰς ἕνα τόπον. Τότε οὖν εἰσῆλθε καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς ὁ ἐλθὼν πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ εἶδε, καὶ ἐπίστευσεν. Οὐδέπω γὰρ ᾔδεισαν τὴν Γραφήν, ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῆναι. Ἀπῆλθον οὖν πάλιν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς οἱ μαθηταί.

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying and the napkin, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας δι' ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

[Merciful,] Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ τῆς Ἁγίας Ὁσιομάρτυρος Παρασκευῆς, ἧς καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and St. Paraskeve, the monastic martyr, whose memory we celebrate, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθ' οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of your only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos.

Ὡς ἐν ἠπείρῳ πεζεύσας ὁ Ἰσραήλ, ἐν ἀβύσσῳ ἴχνεσι, τὸν διώκτην Φαραώ, καθορῶν ποντούμενον, Θεῷ ἐπινίκιον ᾠδήν, ἐβόα, ᾄσωμεν.

The host of Israel traversed the sea on foot, * as if walking over land; * and as they beheld therein * the pursuer Pharaoh drown, they cried, * "Let us sing to God a canticle of victory." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἐκτεταμέναις παλάμαις ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ, πατρικῆς ἐπλήρωσας, εὐδόκίας ἀγαθέ, Ἰησοῦ τὰ σύμπαντα· διό, ἐπινίκιον ᾠδήν, σοὶ πάντες ᾄσωμεν.

With your palms that had been stretched out on the Cross, good Jesus, you filled the universe with the Father's good pleasure. Therefore let us all sing you a song of victory. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Φόβῳ σοι ὡς θεραπαινὶς ἡ τελευτή, προσταχθεῖσα πρόσεισι, τῷ Δεσπότῃ τῆς ζωῆς, δι' αὐτῆς βραβεύοντι ἡμῖν, ἀτελεύτητον ζωήν, καὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

The end, like a servant girl under orders, with fear approaches you, the Master of life, who through it grant us the prize of unending life and the Resurrection. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τὸν ἑαυτῆς δεξαμένη Δημιουργόν, ὡς αὐτὸς ἠθέλησεν, ἐξ ἀσπόρου σου γαστρός, ὑπὲρ νοῦν σαρκούμενον Ἁγνή, τῶν κτισμάτων ἀληθῶς, ἐδείχθης Δέσποινα.

Having received your own Creator, as he himself willed, incarnate beyond nature from your womb, pure Virgin, you were revealed as truly Sovereign Lady of all creatures. [EL]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Θαλάσσης τὸ ἐρυθραῖον.

Mode 4. N/M (The people.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὑμνοῦσι, τὴν φωτοφόρον μνήμην σου, Μάρτυς πανεύφημε, χάριν δοθῆναι αἴτησαι ἡμῖν, καὶ πταισμάτων τὴν ἄφεσιν, Παρασκευὴ ἀοίδιμε, ταῖς πρὸς τὸν Κύριον δεήσεσι.

All-lauded Martyr, renowned Paraskeve, when you entreat the Lord, pray that grace and forgiveness of offences be granted to us who extol your luminous memory. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Μαρτύρων, ἡ καλλονὴ σὺ πέφηνας, τὰς τοῦ ἐχθροῦ μηχανάς, καταβαλοῦσα ὅπλῳ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, καὶ τυράννων ὠμότητα, ἀθλητικῶς παλαίσασα, θεοσεβῆ πίστιν ἐκήρυξας.

When you cast down the enemy's devices with the weapon of the Cross, you were shown to be the beauty of Martyrs. You wrestled with the brutality of the tyrants as an athlete in contest, you did preach the Christian Faith. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Νομίσας, τῆς καρτερίας λύειν σου, Μάρτυς τὸ εὔτονον, ὁ τοῖς ξοάνοις τύραννος δεινῶς, ἀπονέμων προσκύνησιν, ἀλλὰ σοφοῖς σου ῥήμασι, τούτου τὸ θράσος ἅπαν λέλυται.

The tyrant who wickedly offered worship to idols thought he could destroy the firmness of your endurance, O Martyr; but by your wise words, all his arrogance was undone. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ Λόγος, ἐκ σῶν ἀχράντων Δέσποινα, αἱμάτων τίκτεται, ἐμψυχωμένην σάρκα εἰληφώς, καὶ ἡμᾶς ὀλισθήσαντας, ἀπατεῶνος δήγματι, τῷ θείῳ κράτει ἀνεπλάσατο.

The Logos was born of your immaculate blood, O Lady, receiving flesh endowed with a soul; and by divine might, He refashioned us who had slipped when we were bitten by the deceiver. [SD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὰ θαύματα.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos.

Οὔκ ἐστιν ἅγιος ὡς σὺ, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ὁ ὑψώσας τὸ κέρας, τῶν πιστῶν σου Ἀγαθέ, καὶ στερεώσας αὐτούς, ἐν τῇ πέτρᾳ τῆς ὁμολογίας σου.

O Lord my God, there is no one * that is holy as You are, * who exalted the horn of those who are faithful to You, * O good One; and on the rock * of Your confession You established them. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Θεὸν σταυρούμενον σαρκί, καθορῶσα ἡ κτίσις, διελύετο φόβῳ, ἀλλὰ τῇ συνεκτικῇ, παλάμῃ τοῦ δι' ἡμᾶς, σταυρωθέντος, κραταιῶς συνείχετο.

Creation, when it saw God crucified in the flesh, grew weak through fear; but by the hand of the One who was crucified for us was mightily made firm. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Θανάτῳ θάνατος λυθείς, κεῖται δείλαιος ἄπνους· τῆς ζωῆς γὰρ μὴ φέρων, τὴν ἔνθεον προσβολήν, νεκροῦται ὁ ἰσχυρός, καὶ δωρεῖται, πᾶσιν ἡ Ἀνάστασις.

Death, destroyed by death, lies a lifeless coward, for the strong one, unable to stand the divine assault of life, falls dead; and Resurrection is given to all. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τοῦ θείου τόκου σου Ἁγνή, πᾶσαν φύσεως τάξιν, ὑπερβαίνει τὸ θαῦμα· Θεὸν γὰρ ὑπερφυῶς, συνέλαβες ἐν γαστρί, καὶ τεκοῦσα, μένεις ἀειπάρθενος.

The wonder of your divine child-bearing, Pure Virgin, surpasses every order of nature, for beyond nature you conceived God in your womb, and having given birth you remain Ever-Virgin. [EL]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Εὐφραίνεται ἐπὶ σοί.

Mode 4. N/M (Your Church rejoices.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἐνεύρου τὸ ἀσθενές, τὸ θεῖον Πνεῦμα καὶ φαιδρὸν δέδειχεν, ἐξεικονίζον ἄριστα, τῆς σῆς ἀκραιφνοῦς ψυχῆς ἔλλαμψιν.

The Holy Spirit strengthened your infirmity and made you radiant, O Paraskeve, and excellently displayed the illumination of your spotless soul. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ῥωσθεῖσα σθένει Χριστοῦ, τὰς τῶν βουνεύρων ἀφειδῶς μάστιγας, Μάρτυς Χριστοῦ ὑπέφερες, οἷά τις ἀδάμας στεῤῥότατος.

Strengthened by the might of Christ, you endured like a very hard diamond when you were mercilessly whipped, O Martyr of Christ. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἀγάπῃ τῇ πρὸς Θεόν, ἐν τῷ σταδίῳ καρτερῶς ἤνεγκας, τὸν σκορπισμὸν τοῦ σώματος, καὶ τοὺς ἀνυποίστους πικροὺς αἰκισμούς.

During your contest, you patiently endured the ripping up of your body and the unbearably bitter tortures, in your love for God. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὺ μόνη τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς, τῶν ὑπὲρ φύσιν ἀγαθῶν πρόξενος, Μήτηρ Θεοῦ γέγονας· ὅθεν σοι τὸ Χαῖρε κραυγάζομεν.

O Mother of God, you alone became the provider of supernatural blessings for those on the earth; therefore, we cry to you the salutation: Rejoice. [SD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· καὶ ἐν τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For you are our God, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Secondary Kontakion

Secondary Kontakion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Τὸν ναόν σου πάνσεμνε, ὡς ἰατρεῖον ψυχικὸν εὑράμενοι, ἐν τούτῳ πάντες οἱ πιστοί, μεγαλοφώνως τιμῶμέν σε, Ὁσιομάρτυς Παρασκευὴ ἀοίδιμε.

We have found your sacred shrine to be a clinic of the soul, O holy one, and all we faithful now accord honor to you with our voices strong, devout Martyr Paraskeve extolled by all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἡ τοῦ νυμφίου σε φωνὴ καλέσασα ὡς νύμφην, στεφάνῳ ἀφθαρσίας ἐκόσμησε, θεόφρον Παρασκευὴ πανευκλεής, καὶ μετὰ ἀθλοφόρων καὶ μαρτύρων τῶν σεπτῶν ἀξίως συνηρίθμησε, μεθ' ὧν εὐφραινομένη, μέμνησο τῶν ἐκτελούντων τὴν ἁγίαν ἑορτήν σου, καὶ συνελθόντων ἔνδον τοῦ ναοῦ σου· ἐν αὐτῷ γὰρ νυνὶ παρεστῶτες ἀπὸ ψυχῆς προσφέρομέν σοι τοὺς ὕμνους, Ὁσιομάρτυς Παρασκευὴ ἀοίδιμε.

The voice of the Bridegroom called you as a bride, and gave you an incorruptible crown, O godly-minded and all-glorious Paraskeve; and He enrolled you, as one worthy, together with the august martyrs and prize-winners. As you rejoice with them, remember us who observe your holy feast and who assemble in your church. For as we stand in it now, we soulfully offer up hymns to you, devout Martyr Paraskeve extolled by all. [SD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Ἐκ σπαργάνων μητρῴων σὺ τῷ Χριστῷ, σεαυτὴν ἀναθεῖσα διηνεκῶς, αὐτῷ εὐηρέστησας τῷ Σωτῆρι τῶν ὅλων, καί τυράννων θράση, στεῤῥῶς κατεπάτησας, καὶ βασάνους ὄντως, ἀνδρείως ὑπέμεινας· ὅθεν ὁ Χριστὸς σοι, τοῖς στεφάνοις κοσμήσας, ἐνδόξως εἰσήγαγεν, εἰς νυμφῶνα οὐράνιον, Παρασκευὴ ἀξιάγαστε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

Dedicating yourself wholly to the Lord * from your earliest years, you continually * were well-pleasing unto Him * who is Savior of all the world. * You courageously trampled the tyrants' audacity, * and you manfully bore painful torments until the end. * Therefore, Christ adorned you with the crowns for your triumph * and gloriously let you in * to the heavenly bridal hall, * O praiseworthy Paraskeve. * Intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offences * to those who keep your all-holy memory with faith and love. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς Παρθένον καὶ μόνην ἐν γυναιξί, σὲ ἀσπόρως τεκοῦσαν Θεὸν σαρκί, πᾶσαι μακαρίζομεν, γενεαὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων· τὸ γὰρ πῦρ ἐσκήνωσεν, ἐν σοὶ τῆς Θεότητος, καὶ ὡς βρέφος θηλάζεις, τὸν Κτίστην καὶ Κύριον· ὅθεν τῶν Ἀγγέλων, καὶ ἀνθρώπων τὸ γένος, ἀξίως δοξάζουσι, τὸν πανάγιον τόκον σου, καὶ συμφώνως βοῶμέν σοι· Πρέσβευε τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς προσκυνοῦσιν ἐν πίστει, τὸν ἄσπορον τόκον σου.

You alone among women have without seed * given birth, as a Virgin, to God in the flesh. * We, all generations, now * call you blessed, as you foretold. * For the fire of Divinity has dwelt in your womb indeed; * and you nursed the Creator and Lord in His infancy. * Therefore does the human race along with the Angels * give glory and worthily extol your all-holy childbirth, * and with one voice we sing to you: * Intercede with your Son and our God, * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to us who faithfully honor your seedless, virgin childbirth. [SD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Χριστός μου δύναμις, Θεὸς καὶ Κύριος, ἡ σεπτὴ Ἐκκλησία θεοπρεπῶς, μέλπει ἀνακράζουσα, ἐκ διανοίας καθαρᾶς, ἐν Κυρίῳ ἐορτάζουσα.

Christ is my power, my God and Lord, the holy Church cries out from a pure mind in song befitting God, as it keeps festival in the Lord. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τὸ ξύλον ἤνθησε, Χριστὲ τῆς ὄντως ζωῆς· ὁ Σταυρὸς γὰρ ἐπάγη καὶ ἀρδευθείς, αἵματι καὶ ὕδατι, ἐξ ἀκηράτου σου πλευρᾶς, τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῖν ἐβλάστησεν.

The tree of life has truly flowered, O Christ, for the Cross was fixed and, watered with blood and water from your most pure side, it blossomed with life for us. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Οὐκ ἔτι ὄφις μοι ψευδῶς, τὴν θέωσιν ὑποβάλλει· Χριστὸς γὰρ ὁ θεουργός, τῆς ἀνθρώπων φύσεως, νῦν ἀκωλύτως τὴν τρίβον, τῆς ζωῆς μοι ἀνεπέτασεν.

No longer does the serpent lyingly suggests deification to me; for Christ, the divine fashioner of human nature, has opened wide for me the unhindered path of life. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὡς ὄντως ἄφθεγκτα, καὶ ἀκατάληπτα, τὰ τῆς σῆς Θεοτόκε θεοπρεποῦς, πέφυκε κυήσεως, τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ, Ἀειπάρθενε μυστήρια.

How truly ineffable and incomprehensible to those on earth and in heaven, Mother of God, are mysteries of your divine child-bearing. [EL]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπαρθέντα σε ἰδοῦσα.

Mode 4. N/M (When the Church.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἰαμάτων ἐντυχοῦσα καὶ χαρισμάτων, καὶ ὀπτασίας Ἔνδοξε, τὰς θείας πηγάζεις, χάριτας ἑκάστοτε, τοῖς πίστει γεραίρουσι, καὶ τῷ σῷ τεμένει προστρέχουσι.

O glorious Paraskeve, you have the divine gifts of healing and restoring vision; thus you daily well up divine graces for those who honor you in faith and who come to your temple. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ῥυτίδα ὄντως καὶ σπίλον μηδόλως σχοῦσα, ἁγιασμόν τε σώματος, ἐπικτησαμένη, Ἀγγέλους τεθέασαι, μεθ' ὧν ἀνεκραύγαζες· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

Having neither wrinkle nor any spot at all, and possessing holiness of body, you saw Angels, with whom you cried: Glory to Your power, O Lord. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς κατάπληκτον σημεῖον, φρικτῆς ἡμέρας· τοῦ σωτηρίου πάθους γάρ, ἐξεικονισθείσης, γυναικείῳ σώματι, Σταυρόν τε καὶ Κάλαμον, Στέφανον καὶ Σπόγγον τεθέασαι.

What an astonishing sign of that awe-inspiring day! While portraying the saving Passion in a female body, you beheld the Cross, the Reed, the Crown, and the Sponge. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἀπειρογάμως ἐκύησας ὦ Παρθένε, καὶ μετὰ τόκον ὤφθης, παρθενεύουσα πάλιν· ὅθεν ἀσιγήτοις φωναῖς, τὸ Χαῖρέ σοι Δέσποινα, πίστει ἀδιστάκτῳ κραυγάζομεν.

O Virgin, you conceived without intercourse, and after childbirth you were still a virgin; therefore, O Lady, with undoubting faith we cry out, Rejoice, to you with never-silent voices. [SD]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τὴν ἀνεξιχνίαστον θείαν βουλήν, τῆς ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σαρκώσεως, σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ὁ Προφήτης, Ἀββακούμ, κατανοῶν ἐκραύγαζε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Τῷ θείῳ φέγγει σου Ἀγαθέ, τὰς τῶν ὀρθριζόντων σοι ψυχάς, πόθῳ καταύγαυσον δέομαι, σὲ εἰδέναι Λόγε Θεοῦ, τὸν ὄντως Θεόν, ἐκ ζόφου τῶν πταισμάτων ἀνακαλούμενον.

With your divine radiance, O Good One, illumine, I beg, the souls of those who rise to you at dawn with love to know you, Word of God, to be truly God, calling them back from the gloom of offences. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὑποχωρεῖ μοι τὰ Χερουβείμ, νῦν καὶ ἡ φλογίνη ῥομφαία, Δέσποτα νῶτά μοι δίδωσι, σὲ ἰδόντα Λόγε Θεοῦ, τὸν ὄντως Θεόν, Λῃστῇ ὁδοποιήσαντα τὸν Παράδεισον.

The Cherubim withdraw for me, and now the sword of flame takes flight, Master, Word of God, on seeing you, the true God, making Paradise a road for a Thief. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Οὐκ ἔτι δέδοικα τὴν εἰς γῆν, Δέσποτα Χριστὲ ἐπιστροφήν· σὺ γὰρ ἐκ γῆς με ἀνήγαγες, ἐπιλελησμένον δι'εὐσπλαγχνίαν πολλήν, πρὸς ὕψος ἀφθαρσίας τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου.

I no longer fear your return to earth, Christ my Master, for through your great compassion you raised me, who was forgotten, to the height of incorruption by your Resurrection. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τοὺς Θεοτόκον σε ἐκ ψυχῆς, Δέσποινα τοῦ κόσμου ἀγαθή, ὁμολογοῦντας διάσωσον· σὲ γὰρ προστασίαν ἀκαταμάχητον, κεκτήμεθα τὴν ὄντως Θεογεννήτριαν.

Good sovereign Lady of the world, save those who from the soul confess you to be Mother of God, for we have gained you, who truly gave birth to God, as an invincible protection. [EL]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Σὺ Κύριέ μου φῶς.

Mode 4. N/M (My Lord, You are the light.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἠγώνισαι Σεμνή, καὶ τὸν τύραννον ἔκτεινας, ῥητρεύσεσι ταῖς πανσόφοις, πρὸ βημάτων ἐμφρόνως, τὸν Χριστὸν καταγγέλλουσα.

O august Paraskeve, you competed and you slew the tyrant with your all-wise sayings, intelligently proclaiming Christ before the tribunal. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νοῦν ἔχουσα στεῤῥόν, ἀπτοήτῳ φρονήματι, κατῄσχυνας τῶν εἰδώλων, τὰ σεβάσματα πάντα, γραφικαῖς ἀποδείξεσι.

Your mind was set and your thoughts were steadfast, and you have put to shame all the religion of the idols using proofs from holy Scripture. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Παστάδος νοητῆς, καὶ νυμφῶνος ἠξίωσαι, χορεύουσα σὺν Παρθένοις, ταῖς φρονίμοις ἐνθέως, Παρασκευὴ ἀοίδιμε.

You were counted worthy of the spiritual bridal chamber and wedding hall; and filled with God, you danced for joy with the wise virgins, O renowned Paraskeve. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ ὅπλον ἀῤῥαγές, κατ' ἐχθρῶν προβαλλόμεθα, σὲ ἄγκυραν καὶ ἐλπίδα, τῆς ἡμῶν σωτηρίας, Θεόνυμφε κεκτήμεθα.

O Bride of God, we have you as an unbreakable shield against enemies; we possess you as an anchor and hope of our salvation. [SD]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Τοῦ βίου τὴν θάλασσαν, ὑψουμένην καθορῶν, τῶν πειρασμῶν τῷ κλύδωνι, ἐν εὐδίῳ λιμένι σου προσδραμών, βοῶ σοι· Ἀνάγαγε ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωήν μου Πολυέλεε.

Watching life's sea rising with a tempest of temptations, fleeing to your calm haven, I cry out to you, 'Bring my life up from corruption, O Most merciful. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σταυρούμενος Δέσποτα, τοῖς μὲν ἥλοις τὴν ἀράν, τὴν καθ' ἡμῶν ἐξήλειψας, τῇ δὲ λόγχῃ νυττόμενος τὴν πλευράν, Ἀδὰμ τὸ χειρόγραφον, διαῤῥήξας, τὸν κόσμον ἠλευθέρωσας.

When you were crucified with the nails, Master, you wiped the curse against us, while when pierced in the side by the lance you tore up Adam's record of our debt and freed the world. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀδὰμ κατενήνεκται, δι' ἀπάτης πτερνισθείς, πρὸς τὸ τοῦ ᾍδου βάραθρον, ἀλλ' ὁ φύσει Θεός τε καὶ συμπαθής, κατῆλθες πρὸς ἔρευναν, καὶ ἐπ' ὤμων βαστάσας, συνανέστησας.

Adam, when tripped up by deceit, was brought down to the pit of Hades, but you, by nature God and compassionate, came down to search for him and, bearing him on your shoulders, raised him with yourself. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἡ πάναγνος Δέσποινα, ἡ τεκοῦσα τοῖς βροτοῖς, τὸν κυβερνήτην Κύριον, τῶν παθῶν μου τὸν ἄστατον καὶ δεινόν, κατεύνασον τάραχον, καὶ γαλήνην, παράσχου τῇ καρδίᾳ μου.

All-pure Lady, who gave birth for mortals to the Lord, our helmsman, calm the unstable and dread tumult of my passions and grant calm to my heart. [EL]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Θύσω σοι μετὰ φωνῇς.

Mode 4. N/M (The Church cries out.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἀγγέλου, παρουσίᾳ τὴν στέρνοις τεθεῖσάν σοι, μεγίστην πάνσεμνε πλάκα, καὶ χειρῶν τοὺς ἥλους ἔνδοξε Μάρτυς, ὁ Δεσπότης, ῥοπῇ θείᾳ θᾶττον ἠφάνισε.

By the coming of an Angel, the Master, with one divine stroke, swiftly removed the great stone that was set on your breast and the nails piercing your hands, O all-venerable Paraskeve, glorious Martyr. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νέαν σε, πρωτομάρτυρα Θέκλαν δοξάζομεν, οἷα κηρύξασαν πᾶσι, καὶ πολλοὺς φωτίσασαν θείῳ λόγῳ, καὶ ἀπίστους, πρὸς τὴν ἔνθεον πίστιν ῥυθμίσασαν.

You were like another Proto-Martyr Thecla, preaching to all, and enlightening many with the divine doctrine, and bringing unbelievers to the godly Faith. And for this we glorify you. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἔῤῥει σου, τῶν ἐνθέων δογμάτων ὁ σύλλογος, μελισταγῶν ἐκ χειλέων, καὶ τὴν γνῶσιν πάντων ἐδίδασκες, παῤῥησίᾳ Παρασκευὴ Μαρτύρων ἀγλάϊσμα.

The words of your divine doctrines flowed from your lips, dripping with sweetness, and with boldness you taught knowledge of all things, O Paraskeve, adornment of Martyrs. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὦ θαῦμα, τῶν ἁπάντων θαυμάτων καινότερον! ὅτι Παρθένος ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν τὰ σύμπαντα περιέποντα, ἀπειράνδρως, συλλαβοῦσα οὐκ ἐστενοχώρησεν.

Miracle, more novel than all other miracles! that a Virgin, without knowing a man, in her womb conceived the One who has the care of the whole universe, and yet she did not constrain Him in any way. [SD]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τὴν θείαν ταύτην καὶ πάντιμον, τελοῦντες ἑορτὴν οἱ θεόφρονες, τῆς Θεομήτορος, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας κροτήσωμεν, τὸν ἐξ αὐτῆς τεχθέντα Θεὸν δοξάζοντες.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Ode 6: Short Litany

Ode 6: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς εἰρήνης καὶ σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Τῇ ζωαρχικῇ παλάμῃ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας, ἐκ τῶν ζοφερῶν κευθμώνων ὁ Ζωοδότης, ἀναστήσας ἅπαντας Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἀνάστασιν ἑβράβευσε, τῷ βροτείῳ φυράματι· ὑπάρχει γὰρ πάντων Σωτήρ, ἀνάστασις καὶ ζωή, καὶ Θεὸς τοῦ παντός.

When the Life-bestower Christ God had resurrected with His vivifying hand, from the dismal caverns, all the dead from eternity, He freely bestowed resurrection on the substance of our mortal humanity. For He is the Savior of all, resurrection and life, and the God of all things. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν Σταυρὸν καὶ τὴν Ταφήν σου Ζωοδότα, ἀνυμνοῦμεν οἱ πιστοὶ καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν, ὅτι τὸν ᾍδην ἔδησας Ἀθάνατε, ὡς Θεὸς παντοδύναμος, καὶ νεκροὺς συνανέστησας, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾍδου συνέτριψας, καὶ κράτος τοῦ θανάτου καθεῖλες ὡς Θεός. Διὸ οἱ γηγενεῖς δοξολογοῦμέν σε πόθῳ τὸν ἀναστάντα, καὶ καθελόντα ἐχθροῦ τὸ κράτος τοῦ πανώλους, καὶ πάντας ἀναστήσαντα τοὺς ἐπὶ σοὶ πιστεύσαντας, καὶ κόσμον λυτρωσάμενον ἐκ τῶν βελῶν τοῦ ὄφεως, καὶ ὡς μόνον δυνατόν, ἐκ τῆς πλάνης τοῦ ἐχθροῦ λυτρωσάμενον ἡμᾶς· ὅθεν ἀνυμνοῦμεν εὐσεβῶς τὴν Ἀνάστασίν σου, δι' ἧς ἔσωσας ἡμᾶς, ὡς Θεὸς τοῦ παντός.

Your cross and tomb, O Life-giver, we believers worship and sing praise, for Hell, O You who live forever, as almighty God You have belayed. The gates of Hell You tore to shreds, and as God, the might of death have razed. So, avidly we earthborn praise in doxology the One now raised, who destroyed the deadly power of our foe. You have resurrected everyone -- all those who believe in You; You have rescued the world from the serpent's fangs, and have snatched us from allure to the hostile one -- as alone You had ability to do. Hence we piously sing the praises of Your rising, by which You saved us, as the God of all things. [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚϚʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Ἱερομαρτύρων Ἑρμολάου, Ἑρμίππου καὶ Ἑρμοκράτους.

On July 26, we commemorate the holy Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Ὁσιομάρτυρος τοῦ Χριστοῦ Παρασκευῆς.

On this day we also commemorate Saint Paraskeve, the devout Martyr of Christ.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμῃ τῆς Ἁγίας Μάρτυρος Ὡραιοζήλης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Oraiozela.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Ἰγνατίου τοῦ Στειρωνίτου· καὶ τῶν ἐγκαινίων τοῦ ναοῦ τοῦ Ἀρχαγγέλου Γαβριήλ, πέραν ἐν Χάλδαις, καὶ τῶν Ἁγίων Ἀππίωνος καὶ Ἱερουσαλήμ.

On this day we also commemorate the devout Ignatius Steironites; and the consecration of the church Archangel Gabriel over in Chaldae; and Saints Appion and Jerusalem.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By their holy intercessions, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Δροσοβόλον μὲν τὴν κάμινον εἰργάσατο, Ἄγγελος τοῖς Ὁσίοις Παισί, τοὺς Χαλδαίους δὲ καταφλέγον πρόσταγμα Θεοῦ, τὸν Τύραννον ἔπεισε βοᾷν. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

An Angel made the furnace moist with dew for the godly Youths, while God's command consuming the Chaldeans persuaded the tyrant to cry out, 'Βlessed are you, God of our Fathers'. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὀδυρόμενος τῷ πάθει σου ὁ ἥλιος, ζόφον περιεβάλετο, καὶ ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἐπὶ πᾶσαν Δέσποτα τὴν γῆν, τὸ φῶς συνεσκότασε βοᾶν· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Lamenting at your Passion, the sun robed itself in darkness, Master, and in broad day quenched its light over all the earth, crying out, 'Blessed are you, the God of our fathers!' [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἠμφιάσαντο Χριστὲ τῇ καταβάσει σου, φέγγος τὰ καταχθόνια, ὁ προπάτωρ δέ, θυμηδίας ἔμπλεως ὀφθείς, χορεύων ἐσκίρτησε βοῶν· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

The powers below the earth clothed themselves in light, O Christ, at your condescension; while the Forefather appeared filled with gladness, dancing he leapt with joy as he cried out, 'Blessed are you, the God of our fathers!' [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Διὰ σοῦ μήτηρ Παρθένε φῶς ἀνέτειλε, πάσῃ τῇ οἰκουμένῃ φαιδρόν· τὸν γὰρ Κτίστην σὺ τῶν ἁπάντων τέτοκας Θεόν, ὃν αἴτησαι Πάναγνε ἡμῖν, καταπεμφθῆναι τοῖς πιστοῖς τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Through you, Virgin Mother, a radiant light has dawned for the whole inhabited world, for you gave birth to God, the Creator of all things. Ask him for us, All-pure, that there may be sent down to all the faithful his great mercy. [EL]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ Ἀβραμιαῖοι.

Mode 4. N/M (Inside the furnace.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὑπὸ Κυρίου, σὺ φρουρουμένη πρὸ βήματος ἀσεβῶν, Μάρτυς, τὰς μασχάλας ἔστεγες, καρτερῶς φλεγομένη καὶ ὑπέψαλλες· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός μου βοῶσα καὶ Κύριος.

The Lord protected you before the tribunal of the ungodly, O Martyr Paraskeve, and thus you patiently endured the burning of your armpits and sang: Blessed are You, O my God and Lord. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Φλέξαν μηδόλως, τοὺς παρανόμους καίει μᾶλλον τὸ πῦρ, Κόρη, ὁ Χριστὸς δὲ φυλάττει σε ἀβλαβῆ, καθὼς πάλαι διεσώσατο, πυρὸς τοῦ βρέμοντος, ἀδεεῖς Νεανίας χειρὶ κραταιᾷ.

The fire burned the lawless but did not scorch you at all, O maiden, for Christ preserved you unharmed, as when of old with mighty hand He preserved the Young Men unafraid in the raging furnace fire. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἤπειρον πᾶσαν, σαφῶς καὶ πόλον μὴ τεκτηνάμενοι, ὄντως, τὰ δαιμόνια ξόονα καὶ θεοί, ἀπολέσθωσαν ἐκραύγαζες· Χριστὸς δὲ Κύριος, πλαστουργὸς ἐστι πάντων ἐκήρυττες.

O Martyr, you shouted, "Since the demonic idols and gods clearly did not make either the land or the sky, let them perish!" And you proclaimed that Christ the Lord is the Fashioner of all things. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὸ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ἡγιασμένον θεῖον σκήνωμα Χαῖρε· διὰ σοῦ γὰρ δέδοται ἡ χαρά, Θεοτόκε τοῖς κραυγάζουσιν· Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξίν, ὑπάρχεις Πανάμωμε Δέσποινα.

Divine and hallowed habitation of the Most High God, rejoice. For through you, O Theotokos, has the joy been bestowed on us who cry aloud to you, O Lady, blessed are you among women, all-blameless one. [SD]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει οἱ θεόφρονες, παρὰ τὸν Κτίσαντα, ἀλλὰ πυρὸς ἀπειλήν, ἀνδρείως πατήσαντες, χαίροντες ἔψαλλον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἐκ φλογὸς τοῖς Ὁσίοις, δρόσον ἐπήγασας, καὶ δικαίου θυσίαν, ὕδατι ἔφλεξας· ἅπαντα γὰρ δρὰς Χριστέ, μόνῳ τῷ βούλεσθαι· σὲ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

From flame you made a source of dew for the Saints and with water you consumed the sacrifice of a righteous man with flame. For you do all things, O Christ, simply by willing them. We highly exalt you to all the ages. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἰουδαίων τὸν πάλαι προφητοκτόνον λαόν, θεοκτόνον ὁ φθόνος νῦν ἀπειργάσατο, σὲ ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ ἀναρτήσαντα, Λόγε Θεοῦ, ὃν ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The people of the Jews that killed the prophets of old envy now makes into one that kills God by hanging you on a Cross, O Word of God, whom we highly exalt to all the ages. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Οὐρανίους ἁψῖδας οὐ καταλέλοιπας, καὶ εἰς ᾍδην φοιτήσας, ὅλον συνήγειρας, κείμενον Χριστέ, ἐν σαπρίᾳ τὸν ἄνθρωπον, σὲ ὑπερυψοῦντα, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You did not abandon heaven's vaults, and entering Hades you raised up with you all humanity that lay in decay as it highly exalted you to all the ages. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐκ φωτὸς φωτοδότην Λόγον συνέλαβες, καὶ τεκοῦσα ἀφράστως τοῦτον δεδόξασαι· Πνεῦμα γὰρ ἐν σοί, Κόρη, θεῖον ἐσκήνωσεν· ὅθεν σε ὑμνοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

From light you conceived the Word, giver of light, and having given birth you glorified him; for the divine Spirit dwelt in you, pure Maiden, and therefore we sing your praise to all the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Χεῖρας ἐκπετάσας Δανιήλ.

Mode 4. N/M (Daniel shut.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Οὐκ ὄντας θεοὺς ἀλλὰ ψευδῆ, δαιμόνων φάσματα, Μάρτυς ἀπέδειξας, καὶ κατηδάφισας τέλεον, καὶ εἰς τέλος κατελέπτυνας, ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ τῷ Χριστῷ, ἀπαύστως μέλπουσα· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Martyr, you proved that idols are not gods but the deceptive apparitions of demons, and you completely dashed them to the ground and utterly ground them to dust, unceasingly singing with joy to Christ: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ναοῦ δονηθέντος ἐπὶ γῆς, ἐπιφοιτήσει σου, Ἀπόλλων πέπτωκε, καὶ κατηκόντισται ξόανα, ἐνεργείᾳ τοῦ ἀχράντου Σταυροῦ, δι' οὗ φραχθεῖσα μυστικῶς, ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ πολλῇ, ἀνεβόας· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

When his temple quaked on the ground at your arrival, Apollo fell and the idols were destroyed by the power of the immaculate Cross. Being mystically protected by the Cross, you sang with great confidence: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κάλλους καὶ τοῦ πόθου σου Χριστέ, Παρασκευὴ ἡ ἁγνή, τρωθεῖσα ἔφερε, πυρὸς τὴν ἔκκαυσιν κράζουσα· εἰς ὀσμὴν τοῦ θείου μύρου σου, νῦν ἐναθλοῦσα καρτερῶς, δραμοῦμαι ἄληκτα, σοῦ ὀπίσω, ἐπευλογοῦσα τὸ θεῖόν σου ὄνομα.

The pure Paraskeve, was smitten with Your handsomeness and with longing for You, O Christ; she endured the searing heat of fire as she cried: To the sweet scent of Your divine myrrh I run after You and rest not, striving patiently now in martyrdom, and blessing Your divine Name. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὺ μόνη ἐν πάσαις γενεαῖς, Παρθένε ἄχραντε, Μήτηρ ἐδείχθης Θεοῦ, σὺ τῆς Θεότητος γέγονας, ἐνδιαίτημα πανάμωμε, μὴ φλογισθεῖσα τῷ πυρί, τοῦ ἀπροσίτου φωτός· ὅθεν πάντες, σὲ εὐλογοῦμεν Μαρία Θεόνυμφε.

In all generations, only you were shown to be the Mother of God, O immaculate Virgin; you became the dwelling-place of the Godhead, without being seared by the fire of the unapproachable Light; therefore we all bless you, O Mary, all-blameless Bride of God. [SD]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, ὁ τόκος τῆς Θεοτόκου διεσώσατο, τότε μὲν τυπούμενος, νῦν δὲ ἐνεργούμενος, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἅπασαν, ἀγείρει ψάλλουσαν. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Τῇ ζωαρχικῇ παλάμῃ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας, ἐκ τῶν ζοφερῶν κευθμώνων ὁ Ζωοδότης, ἀναστήσας ἅπαντας Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἀνάστασιν ἑβράβευσε, τῷ βροτείῳ φυράματι· ὑπάρχει γὰρ πάντων Σωτήρ, ἀνάστασις καὶ ζωή, καὶ Θεὸς τοῦ παντός.

When the Life-bestower Christ God had resurrected with His vivifying hand, from the dismal caverns, all the dead from eternity, He freely bestowed resurrection on the substance of our mortal humanity. For He is the Savior of all, resurrection and life, and the God of all things. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν Σταυρὸν καὶ τὴν Ταφήν σου Ζωοδότα, ἀνυμνοῦμεν οἱ πιστοὶ καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν, ὅτι τὸν ᾍδην ἔδησας Ἀθάνατε, ὡς Θεὸς παντοδύναμος, καὶ νεκροὺς συνανέστησας, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾍδου συνέτριψας, καὶ κράτος τοῦ θανάτου καθεῖλες ὡς Θεός. Διὸ οἱ γηγενεῖς δοξολογοῦμέν σε πόθῳ τὸν ἀναστάντα, καὶ καθελόντα ἐχθροῦ τὸ κράτος τοῦ πανώλους, καὶ πάντας ἀναστήσαντα τοὺς ἐπὶ σοὶ πιστεύσαντας, καὶ κόσμον λυτρωσάμενον ἐκ τῶν βελῶν τοῦ ὄφεως, καὶ ὡς μόνον δυνατόν, ἐκ τῆς πλάνης τοῦ ἐχθροῦ λυτρωσάμενον ἡμᾶς· ὅθεν ἀνυμνοῦμεν εὐσεβῶς τὴν Ἀνάστασίν σου, δι' ἧς ἔσωσας ἡμᾶς, ὡς Θεὸς τοῦ παντός.

Your cross and tomb, O Life-giver, we believers worship and sing praise, for Hell, O You who live forever, as almighty God You have belayed. The gates of Hell You tore to shreds, and as God, the might of death have razed. So, avidly we earthborn praise in doxology the One now raised, who destroyed the deadly power of our foe. You have resurrected everyone -- all those who believe in You; You have rescued the world from the serpent's fangs, and have snatched us from allure to the hostile one -- as alone You had ability to do. Hence we piously sing the praises of Your rising, by which You saved us, as the God of all things. [GKD]

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Τὸν ναόν σου πάνσεμνε, ὡς ἰατρεῖον ψυχικὸν εὑράμενοι, ἐν τούτῳ πάντες οἱ πιστοί, μεγαλοφώνως τιμῶμέν σε, Ὁσιομάρτυς Παρασκευὴ ἀοίδιμε.

We have found your sacred shrine to be a clinic of the soul, O holy one, and all we faithful now accord honor to you with our voices strong, devout Martyr Paraskeve extolled by all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἡ τοῦ νυμφίου σε φωνὴ καλέσασα ὡς νύμφην, στεφάνῳ ἀφθαρσίας ἐκόσμησε, θεόφρον Παρασκευὴ πανευκλεής, καὶ μετὰ ἀθλοφόρων καὶ μαρτύρων τῶν σεπτῶν ἀξίως συνηρίθμησε, μεθ' ὧν εὐφραινομένη, μέμνησο τῶν ἐκτελούντων τὴν ἁγίαν ἑορτήν σου, καὶ συνελθόντων ἔνδον τοῦ ναοῦ σου· ἐν αὐτῷ γὰρ νυνὶ παρεστῶτες ἀπὸ ψυχῆς προσφέρομέν σοι τοὺς ὕμνους, Ὁσιομάρτυς Παρασκευὴ ἀοίδιμε.

The voice of the Bridegroom called you as a bride, and gave you an incorruptible crown, O godly-minded and all-glorious Paraskeve; and He enrolled you, as one worthy, together with the august martyrs and prize-winners. As you rejoice with them, remember us who observe your holy feast and who assemble in your church. For as we stand in it now, we soulfully offer up hymns to you, devout Martyr Paraskeve extolled by all. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚϚʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Ἱερομαρτύρων Ἑρμολάου, Ἑρμίππου καὶ Ἑρμοκράτους.

On July 26, we commemorate the holy Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Ὁσιομάρτυρος τοῦ Χριστοῦ Παρασκευῆς.

On this day we also commemorate Saint Paraskeve, the devout Martyr of Christ.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμῃ τῆς Ἁγίας Μάρτυρος Ὡραιοζήλης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Oraiozela.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Ἰγνατίου τοῦ Στειρωνίτου· καὶ τῶν ἐγκαινίων τοῦ ναοῦ τοῦ Ἀρχαγγέλου Γαβριήλ, πέραν ἐν Χάλδαις, καὶ τῶν Ἁγίων Ἀππίωνος καὶ Ἱερουσαλήμ.

On this day we also commemorate the devout Ignatius Steironites; and the consecration of the church Archangel Gabriel over in Chaldae; and Saints Appion and Jerusalem.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By their holy intercessions, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Θεοτόκου

Katavasias of Theotokos

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὰ θαύματα.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· καὶ ἐν τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Τὴν ἀνεξιχνίαστον θείαν βουλήν, τῆς ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σαρκώσεως, σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ὁ Προφήτης, Ἀββακούμ, κατανοῶν ἐκραύγαζε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Τὴν θείαν ταύτην καὶ πάντιμον, τελοῦντες ἑορτὴν οἱ θεόφρονες, τῆς Θεομήτορος, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας κροτήσωμεν, τὸν ἐξ αὐτῆς τεχθέντα Θεὸν δοξάζοντες.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει οἱ θεόφρονες, παρὰ τὸν Κτίσαντα, ἀλλὰ πυρὸς ἀπειλήν, ἀνδρείως πατήσαντες, χαίροντες ἔψαλλον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, ὁ τόκος τῆς Θεοτόκου διεσώσατο, τότε μὲν τυπούμενος, νῦν δὲ ἐνεργούμενος, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἅπασαν, ἀγείρει ψάλλουσαν. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For you are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Ζʹ

Eothinon 7

Ἰωάννην Κʹ 1-10

John. 20:1-10

Τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης, εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον· καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. Τρέχει οὖν, καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον, καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητήν, ὃν ἐφίλει ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· ᾞραν τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ Πέτρος καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητής, καὶ ἤρχοντο εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον. Ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ· καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς προέδραμε τάχιον τοῦ Πέτρου, καὶ ἦλθε πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας, βλέπει κείμενα τὰ ὀθόνια· οὐ μέντοι εἰσῆλθεν. Ἔρχεται οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος ἀκολουθῶν αὐτῷ, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ θεωρεῖ τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα· καὶ τὸ σουδάριον, ὃ ἦν ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, οὐ μετὰ τῶν ὀθονίων κείμενον, ἀλλὰ χωρὶς ἐντετυλιγμένον εἰς ἕνα τόπον. Τότε οὖν εἰσῆλθε καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς ὁ ἐλθὼν πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ εἶδε, καὶ ἐπίστευσεν. Οὐδέπω γὰρ ᾔδεισαν τὴν Γραφήν, ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῆναι. Ἀπῆλθον οὖν πάλιν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς οἱ μαθηταί.

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying and the napkin, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας δι' ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

[Merciful,] Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ τῆς Ἁγίας Ὁσιομάρτυρος Παρασκευῆς, ἧς καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and St. Paraskeve, the monastic martyr, whose memory we celebrate, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθ' οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of your only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

Let us honor and magnify in song the Theotokos and the Mother of the light.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode pl. 2.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos.

Θεὸν ἀνθρώποις ἰδεῖν ἀδύνατον, ὂν οὐ τολμᾶ Ἀγγέλων ἀτενίσαι τὰ τάγματα, διὰ σοῦ δὲ Πάναγνε ὡράθη βροτοῖς, Λόγος σεσαρκωμένος, ὂν μεγαλύνοντες, σὺν ταῖς οὐρανίαις Στρατιαῖς, σὲ μακαρίζομεν.

For man to see God it is impossible, * for even the angelic armies dare not to gaze on Him. * But through you, O all-pure Maid, the Logos appeared incarnate unto mortals.* Him do we magnify, * and together with the hosts of heaven we pronounce you blest. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Παθῶν ἀμέτοχος σὺ διέμεινας, Λόγε Θεοῦ σαρκί, προσομιλήσας τοῖς πάθεσιν, ἀλλὰ λύεις τῶν παθῶν τὸν ἄνθρωπον, πάθεσι χρηματίσας πάθος, Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν· μόνος γάρ ὑπάρχεις ἀπαθής, καὶ παντοδύναμος.

You remained untouched by passions, Word of God, when by flesh you became acquainted with the passions; but you free humanity from the passions by your Passion taking the name Passion, our Saviour, for you alone are without passions and all-powerful. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Φθορὰν θανάτου καταδεξάμενος, διαφθορᾶς ἐτήρησας τὸ σῶμά σου ἄγευστον, ἡ δὲ σὴ ζωοποιὸς καὶ θεία ψυχή, Δέσποτα ἐν τῷ ᾍδῃ οὐ καταλέλειπται, ἀλλ' ὥσπερ ἐξ ὕπνου ἀναστάς, ἡμᾶς συνήγειρας.

In accepting the corruption of death, you preserved your Body without taint of destruction; but your life-giving and divine soul, Master, was not abandoned in Hades; but rising as from sleep you raised us with you. [EL]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Θεὸν Πατέρα Υἱὸν συνάναρχον, πάντες βροτοὶ ἐν χείλεσιν, ἁγνοῖς μὲν δοξάζομεν, τὴν δὲ ἄῤῥητον καὶ ὑπερένδοξον, Πνεύματος Παναγίου, δύναμιν σέβομεν· μόνη γὰρ ὑπάρχεις πανσθενής, Τριὰς ἀχώριστος.

All we mortals with pure lips glorify God, Father, Son like him without beginning, while we reverence the ineffable and supremely glorious power of the all-holy Spirit, for you alone are Trinity all-powerful and indivisible. [EL]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Λίθος ἀχειρότμητος.

Mode 4. N/M (A cornerstone.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ῥευστῆς βιοτῆς καὶ προσκαίρου, Μάρτυς τὴν μέλλουσαν ἠλλάξω, κάλλος τὸ ἀμήχανον ὁρᾶν, τοῦ σοῦ νυμφίου ἐπειγομένη τρανῶς· ὅθεν στεφάνων ἔτυχες, τῶν ἀκηράτων καλλιπάρθενε.

You exchanged this mutable and temporal life for that which is to come, O Martyr, pressing forward to see clearly the inconceivable beauty of your Bridegroom; therefore, you have obtained immortal crowns, O beautiful virgin. [SD]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἤκουσας φωνῆς βεβαιούσης, Παρασκευὴ σοῦ τὰς αἰτήσεις, θείας οὐρανόθεν καὶ τὸν δρόμον, προθύμως Μάρτυς σεμνὴ διήνυσας, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἀνέδραμες, κάραν τμηθεῖσα τὴν ἐρίτιμον.

You heard a voice from heaven assuring you that your prayers to God had been heard, O modest Martyr Paraskeve, and you eagerly finished the race; and when your honorable head was cut off, you swiftly ascended to Him. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Νίκην κατ' ἐχθρῶν δωρηθῆναι, Παρασκευὴ Χριστὸν ἐξαίτει, πᾶσι τοῖς τῷ θείῳ ναῷ σου, προσερχομένοις ἐν θερμοτάτῃ πίστει, καὶ τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν, καὶ τῶν δεινῶν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν.

O Paraskeve, we pray you to ask of Christ that victory over enemies, forgiveness of offences, and deliverance from adversities be granted to all who come to your sacred temple with fervent faith. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὤφθης Χερουβὶμ ἀνωτέρα, καὶ οὐρανῶν ὑψηλοτέρα, ἄχραντε Παρθένε Μαρία, βουλῆς μεγάλης τεκοῦσα Ἄγγελον, τὸν τῷ Πατρὶ συνάναρχον, κριτὴν ἁπάντων ἐλευσόμενον.

We know you to be higher than the Cherubim and more exalted than the heavens, O immaculate Virgin Mary, for you gave birth to the Angel of Great Counsel, who together with the Father is without beginning, and who is to come as the Judge of all. [SD]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode 4.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἅπας γηγενής, σκιρτάτω τῷ πνεύματι λαμπαδουχούμενος, πανηγυριζέτω δέ, ἀΰλων Νόων φύσις γεραίρουσα, τὰ ἱερὰ θαυμάσια τῆς Θεομήτορος, καὶ βοάτω· Χαίροις παμμακάριστε, Θεοτόκε Ἁγνὴ ἀειπάρθενε.

All you born on earth, * with festival lamps in hand, in spirit leap for joy; * and all you the heavenly angelic orders, join in and celebrate; * and honoring the sacred wonders of the Mother of God, * sing the joyful salutation, "O rejoice, * Theotokos, all-blest, ever-virgin pure!" [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὲ αἰνοῦσι πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπουσι, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰωνων.

For all the powers of heaven praise You and give You glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

Holy is the Lord our God. (2) [SAAS]

Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet.

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Ζʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Seventh Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ὅτι ἦραν τὸν Κύριον, τῆς Μαρίας εἰπούσης, ἐπὶ τὸν τάφον ἔδραμον, Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ ἄλλος, Μύστης Χριστοῦ, ὃν ἠγάπα, ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο, καὶ εὗρον τὰ ὀθόνια, ἔνδον κείμενα μόνα, καὶ κεφαλῆς, ἦν δὲ τὸ σουδάριον χωρὶς τούτων· διὸ πάλιν ἡσύχασαν, τὸν Χριστὸν ἕως εἶδον.

When Mary Magdalene had said * that the Lord had been taken, * to the tomb Simon Peter ran * as did the other mystic of Christ, who was the beloved. * Both of them ran together * and found the linen cloths inside * by themselves lying, and also not with these * was the napkin from His head lying rolled up. * And therefore they went back in peace * until they saw the Lord Christ. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Ῥωσθεῖσα καλλιπάρθενε, Σταυρῷ τῷ τοῦ Κυρίου σου, τυράννων ἔλυσας θράσος, ἀθλοῦσα Μάρτυς γενναίως, καὶ πρὸς Χριστοῦ ἀπείληφας, βραβεῖα νίκης πάνσοφε, Παρασκευὴ πανθαύμαστε, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν δυσωποῦσα, τῶν σὲ τιμώντων ἐκ πόθου.

Fair virgin, being strengthened by the Cross of Christ your King and Lord, * O Martyr, you bravely contended * and humbled the tyrants' arrogance. * All-wise one, you received from Christ the medals for your victories, * all-wonderful Paraskeve. * And now you entreat in earnest * for us who with love extol you. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Μαρία καθαρώτατον, χρυσοῦν θυμιατήριον, τῆς ἀχωρήτου Τριάδος, δοχεῖον γεγενημένη, ἐν ᾧ Πατὴρ ηὐδόκησεν, ὁ δὲ Υἱὸς ἐσκήνωσε, καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ πανάγιον, ἐπισκιάσαν σοι Κόρη, ἐνέδειξε Θεοτόκον.

O Mary, you indeed became a censer made of purest gold, * a vessel of the Trinity, * which nothing contains in essence. * The Father was well pleased in you; * the Son himself abode in you; * and when the all-holy Spirit * overshadowed you, O Maiden, * He made you the Theotokos. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Lauds. Mode pl. 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς.

Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars and light.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου.

Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the Lord's name.

Ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν.

For He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created.

Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται.

He established them forever and unto ages of ages; He set forth His ordinance, and it shall not pass away.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons and all the deeps.

Πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ.

Fire and hail, snow and ice, stormy wind, which perform His word.

Τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι.

Mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.

Τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά.

Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds.

Βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς.

Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth.

Νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου.

Young men and maidens, elders with younger, let them praise the Lord's name, for His name alone is exalted.

Ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

His thanksgiving is in earth and heaven. And He shall exalt the horn of His people.

Ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

A hymn for all His saints, for the children of Israel, a people who draw near to Him.

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones.

Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν.

Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King.

Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ.

Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him.

Ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ.

For the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation.

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds.

Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν.

The high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand.

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς.

To deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples.

Τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς.

To shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.

   

   

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Στιχηρὸν Αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Sticheron 1. Mode pl. 2.

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

To fulfill among them the written judgment: this glory have all His holy ones. [SAAS]

Ὁ Σταυρός σου Κύριε, ζωὴ καὶ ἀνάστασις ὑπάρχει τῷ λαῷ σου· καὶ ἐπ' αὐτῷ πεποιθότες, σὲ τὸν ἀναστάντα, Θεὸν ἡμῶν ὑμνοῦμεν· ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Lord, Your Cross is life and resurrection for us Your people; and trusting in it we extol You, our God, who has risen. Have mercy on us. [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Βʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Sticheron 2. Mode pl. 2.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power. [SAAS]

Ἡ ταφή σου Δέσποτα, Παράδεισον ἤνοιξε τῷ γένει τῶν ἀνθρώπων· καὶ ἐκ φθορᾶς λυτρωθέντες, σὲ τὸν ἀναστάντα, Θεὸν ἡμῶν ὑμνοῦμεν· ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Sovereign Lord, Your burial has opened Paradise to the human race; and now, redeemed from corruption, we extol You, our God, who has risen. Have mercy on us. [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Sticheron 3. Mode pl. 2.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. [SAAS]

Σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι, Χριστὸν ἀνυμνήσωμεν, τὸν ἀναστάντα ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐκβοῶμεν· Σὺ ζωὴ ὑπάρχεις, ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάστασις, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

As to the Father and the Spirit, so to Christ who rose from the dead let us sing our hymns of praise; and to Him let us cry out, "You are our life and resurrection. Have mercy on us." [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Sticheron 4. Mode pl. 2.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ.

Praise Him with the sound of trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre. [SAAS]

Τριήμερος ἀνέστης Χριστέ, ἐκ τάφου, καθὼς γέγραπται, συνεγείρας τὸν Προπάτορα ἡμῶν· διό σε καὶ δοξάζει, τὸ γένος τῶν ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ἀνυμνεῖ σου τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

O Christ, as it was written, You rose the third day from the sepulcher, resurrecting our primal father with yourself. For this the race of mankind extols Your resurrection with sacred anthems, glorifying You. [SD]

Τῆς Ἁγίας.

For the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ.

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. [SAAS]

Ἐν ταῖς αὐλαῖς τοῦ Κυρίου, χοροβατοῦσα σεμνή, ἅμα Παρθένοις Μάρτυς, ταῖς φρονίμοις ἐκείναις, ἐκεῖθεν ἐκομίσω χάριν σοφή, τοῦ ἰᾶσθαι νοσήματα, ἀποδιώκειν τε πνεύματα μυσαρά, ἐκ τῶν πίστει προσιόντων σοι.

Dancing in chorus in heaven and in the courts of the Lord * with those renowned wise virgins, O devout holy Martyr, * most wise Paraskeve, you were given the grace * from the Lord to cure illnesses, * and to expel the unclean spirits and to heal * those who come to you for this with faith. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον.

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

Ἐν ταῖς αὐλαῖς τοῦ Κυρίου, χοροβατοῦσα σεμνή, ἅμα Παρθένοις Μάρτυς, ταῖς φρονίμοις ἐκείναις, ἐκεῖθεν ἐκομίσω χάριν σοφή, τοῦ ἰᾶσθαι νοσήματα, ἀποδιώκειν τε πνεύματα μυσαρά, ἐκ τῶν πίστει προσιόντων σοι.

Dancing in chorus in heaven and in the courts of the Lord * with those renowned wise virgins, O devout holy Martyr, * most wise Paraskeve, you were given the grace * from the Lord to cure illnesses, * and to expel the unclean spirits and to heal * those who come to you for this with faith. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὑπομένων ὑπέμεινα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ προσέσχε μοι, καὶ εἰσήκουσε τῆς δεήσεώς μου.

Verse: I waited patiently for the Lord, and He heeded me; and He heard my supplication. [SAAS]

Ῥήξασα κράτος τυράννων, ἀθεωτάτων σεμνή, καὶ πρὸς Θεὸν τὰς βάσεις, ἀναθεῖσα Παρθένε, οὐδόλως ἑπτοήθης, οὔτε κρουσμόν, μολυβδίνων σφυρῶν, οὔτε πῦρ, οὔτε ξεσμοὺς τῶν σαρκῶν σου, οὔτε βρασμόν, τῶν λεβήτων, οὔτε ξίφους σφαγήν.

You dashed the might of the godless impious kings to the ground, * and unto God, O Virgin, * you directed your footsteps. * Therefore you were not frightened by the lead * hammers pounding you, nor the fire, * nor by the scraping of your body, nor by the heat * of the cauldron, nor the death by sword. [SD]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἔστησεν ἐπὶ πέτραν τοὺς πόδας μου καὶ κατηύθυνε τὰ διαβήματά μου.

Verse: And He established my feet on a rock and kept straight my steps. [SAAS]

Ἀσκήσει πρώην τὸ σῶμα, τήξασα Ἔνδοξε, τὸ δεύτερον ἀθλήσει, στομωθεῖσα τὴν φρένα, τοῖς πᾶσιν ἀνεδείχθης, Μάρτυς Χριστοῦ, οὐρανοχάλκευτον φάσγανον, ὥσπερ χρυσὸς ἐν χωνείᾳ δοκιμασθέν, ταῖς αἰκίαις καλλιπάρθενε.

Firstly you wore out your body with your ascetic feats, * fair Virgin, then you hardened * your resolve in the contest. * Thus, O holy glorious Martyr of Christ, * you became like a holy sword * wrought in the heavens, like gold smelted and refined * by the tortures you endured for God. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Δόξα. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Glory. Grave Mode.

Τὸ Ζʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Seventh Eothinon.

Ἰδοὺ σκοτία καὶ πρωΐ, καὶ τί πρὸς τὸ μνημεῖον Μαρία ἕστηκας, πολὺ σκότος ἔχουσα ταῖς φρεσίν; ὑφ' οὗ ποῦ τέθειται ζητεῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς. Ἀλλ' ὅρα τοὺς συντρέχοντας Μαθητάς, πῶς τοῖς ὀθονίοις καὶ τῷ σουδαρίῳ, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν ἐτεκμήραντο, καὶ ἀνεμνήσθησαν τῆς περὶ τούτου Γραφῆς. Μεθ' ὧν, καὶ δι' ὧν καὶ ἡμεῖς, πιστεύσαντες, ἀνυμνοῦμέν σε τὸν ζωοδότην Χριστόν.

Behold, it is early and still dark. And why, O Mary, are you standing outside at the tomb, with much darkness covering your mind, such that you seek where Jesus has been laid? But see, how the Disciples, who ran together, understood the resurrection from the linen cloths and the napkin, and then remembered the scripture concerning this. With them and through them, we also have believed, and we extol You, Christ the Giver of life. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ὑπάρχεις, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διὰ γὰρ τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθέντος, ὁ ᾅδης ἠχμαλώτισται, ὁ Ἀδὰμ ἀνακέκληται, ἡ κατάρα νενέκρωται, ἡ Εὔα ἠλευθέρωται, ὁ θάνατος τεθανάτωται, καὶ ἡμεις ἐζωοποιήθημεν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ οὕτως εὐδοκήσας δόξα σοι.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! [SD]

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

Δόξα σοι τῷ δείξαντι τὸ φῶς. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη, ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία.

Glory be to You who showed the light. Glory in the highest to God. His peace is on earth, His good pleasure in mankind. [SD]

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν.

We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory.

Κύριε βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα.

Lord King, heavenly God, Father, Ruler over all; Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; and You, O Holy Spirit.

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ αἴρων τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ κόσμου.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, You who take away the sins of the world.

Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Accept our supplication, You who sit at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν.

For You alone are holy, You alone are Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

Every day I will bless You, and Your name will I praise to eternity, and to the ages of ages.

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, that we be kept without sin.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.

Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name to the ages. Amen.

Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ.

Let Your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we have set our hope on You.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με, ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι.

Lord, You have been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.

Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον. Δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου.

Lord, I have fled to You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.

Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς.

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (ἐκ γʹ)

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3)

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀναστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode pl. 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Ἀναστὰς ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, καὶ τὰ δεσμὰ διαῤῥήξας τοῦ ᾍδου, ἔλυσας τὸ κατάκριμα, τοῦ θανάτου Κύριε, πάντας ἐκ τῶν παγίδων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ ῥυσάμενος, ἐμφανίσας σεαυτὸν τοῖς, Ἀποστόλοις σου, ἐξαπέστειλας αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ κήρυγμα, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν εἰρήνην παρέσχες τῇ οἰκουμένῃ, μόνε πολυέλεε.

When You rose from the sepulcher and broke the bonds of Hades, You repealed the sentence of death, O Lord, and delivered all from the snares of the enemy. And when You showed yourself to Your Apostles, You sent them out to preach, and through them You granted peace to the whole world, O only very merciful One. [SD]

ἢ ὡς συνήθως·

Or, according to common practice:

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Σήμερον σωτηρία τῷ κόσμῳ γέγονεν. ᾌσωμεν τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου καὶ ἀρχηγῷ τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν· καθελὼν γὰρ τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, τὸ νῖκος ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Today has salvation come to pass in the world. Let us sing to Him who resurrected from the tomb and is the Author of our life. For, destroying death by death, He gave us the victory and the great mercy. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

Again we pray for (episcopal rank) (name).

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ Ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. (Amen.)

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

Make firm, Lord our God, the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Church and this city forever.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify.

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

Again we pray for (episcopal rank) (name).

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ Ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. (Amen.)

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

Make firm, Lord our God, the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Church and this city forever.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

Lord, have mercy. (3) Father, bless!

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ τῆς Ἁγίας Ὁσιομάρτυρος Παρασκευῆς, ἧς καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May He Who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and St. Paraskeve, the monastic martyr, whose memory we celebrate, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

Δι' εὐχῶν τῶν ἁγίων πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us [and save us].

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)